Awards Watch Archive for October, 2009

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BEST PICTURE Picture Studio Director Stars Comment The Frontrunners For Nomination 1 Dec 25 Nine TWC Marshall Day-Lewis Et al With all the trouble, still looking like the pedigree choice 2 open Up Disney Docter Petersen – Just have to keep reminding people that its okay to vote animated 3 Dec 18 Avatar Fox Cameron…

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20 Weeks To Go, The Rules Of Ten

The most often considered issue of this year’s Oscar race is, “How will having ten nominees change the game?” And the definitive answer is, “Ask me next April.” Well, even that may be a little blurry. What I can tell you is what has happened so far, which is still very much at the beginning…

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BILL MECHANIC AND ADAM SHANKMAN NAMED OSCAR® TELECAST PRODUCERS

Beverly Hills, CA – Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman will produce the 82nd Academy Awards® telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be the first major Oscar show involvement for both men. “I couldn’t be happier to have this talented team on board,” said Sherak. “I’ve known…

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8 Doc Shorts Shortlisted for 2009 Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 82nd Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 37 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to…

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“We don’t have any idea what the universe is. Wise people have always told us that this is proof you shouldn’t think, because thinking leads you nowhere. You just build over this huge construction of misunderstanding, which is culture. The history of culture is the history of the misunderstandings of great thinkers. So we always have to go back to zero and begin differently. And maybe in that way you have a chance not to understand but at least not to have further misunderstandings. Because this is the other side of this question—Am I really so brave to cancel all human culture? To stop admiring the beauty in human production? It’s very difficult to say no.”
~ László Krasznahorkai

“I have a license to carry in New York. Can you believe that? Nobody knows that, [Applause] somebody attacks, somebody attacks me, oh, they’re gonna be shot. Can you imagine? Somebody says, oh, it is Trump, he’s easy pickings what do you say? Right? Oh, boy. What was the famous movie? No. Remember, no remember where he went around and he sort of after his wife was hurt so badly and kill. What?  I — Honestly, Yeah, right, it’s true, but you have many of them. Famous movie. Somebody. You have many of them. Charles Bronson right the late great Charles Bronson name of the movie come on.  , remember that? Ah, we’re gonna cut you up, sir, we’re gonna cut you up, uh-huh.

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One of the great movies. Charles Bronson, great, Charles Bronson. Great movies. Today you can’t make that movie because it’s not politically correct, right? It’s not politically correct. But could you imagine with Trump? Somebody says, oh, all these big monsters aren’t around he’s easy pickings and then shoot.”
~ Donald Trump